BEST 4 Star Weapon for XIAO? – Genshin Impact

Which Polearm is best for Xiao

When it comes to Polearms in Genshin Impact, you basically have five substat categories to select from. They are, in no particular order – Physical Damage, Energy Recharge, Critical Damage, Critical Rate, and Attack. Note, there is also Dragons Bane, but this is rarely selected as both the passive and substat are not effective in most situations.

In a perfect situation, you “crit damage” is the substat to select for. That said, what weapons you have available to you matters – and it’s possible other weapons could make for a better choice.

Physical Damage Substat Weapons

The two weapons of note are the Crescent Pike and the Dragonspine Spear. In most situations, these weapons are not ideal for Xiao as they do mostly anemo damage – which is less than ideal. The passives won’t benefit him much as most of his damage will be coming from his plunge and elemental skill. There are some upsides, however – are these weapons are available for free to play players. If you are not interested, or ready, to plunk out real money – they may be the right option.

Attack Substat

Choose between the Royal Spear (currently available) as well as the rumoured Lithic Spear. Attack is not as good as Critical (crit) damage because attack damage is additive while crit damage is multiplicative. That said, select the Royal Spear – the passive is nothing special however you will be using it mostly for the attack substat.

Lithic Spear – this one is not in the game yet, but it is likely coming soon (it is datamined). It is a great weapon and can even compete with the 5 star weapons if you can maximize the passive. The good thing about this weapon is that it gives you a 44% attack increase as well as a 28% crit rate increase at Refinement five.

The drawback to Lithic Spear is that many, if not most, of the best supports are from Mondstadt.

Crit Rate

For crit rate – Deathmatch is waiting for you. This weapon is a strange one, as this can either be the best weapon you can choose or it can merely be an average weapon – it is situation dependent. For example, if you have less than 50% crit rate – crit rate will be a better stat to have compared to say attack or crit damage.

Conversely, if you have over 50% crit rate without this weapon – weapons with attack or crit damage will be the better choice.

Crit Damage

For crit damage – there is only one weapon – the Blackcliff Pole. In terms of 4 star weapons, this is the best choice in most instances. Note: The passive is entirely situation, and is of no value in a 1 v 1 scenario. The substat, however, makes this weapon a great choice.

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Energy Recharge

For this – we have two choices. Prototype Starglitter or Favonius. Ideally, you will need another Anemo character in your party to provide energy for him. Burst, the main source of his damage, costs 70. Note: This info is data-mined, and could always be changed in the future.


AuthorCurtis Pyke
ProgramFreedom! Scholarship
PublisherMGN TV
GameGenshin Impact

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